Wednesday, May 26, 2010

How to Reuse Net Produce Bags

Wow. That's one exciting title, isn't it! I have to admit, though, that finding new ways to reuse those net bags that onions, oranges, and the like are sold is always an "ah ha" moment for me. They just LOOK handy!

1) Ziploc Bag Keeper: After I wash all my Ziplocs (or most of them, anyway), I stuff them in to a net produce bag. One of them accidentally ripped through the middle creating a really easy way to get bags in and out. If I were super organized, I'd have one net bag for gallon bags and one for quart. Someday.

2) Kitchen Scrubby: I've been reading the book Organic Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck. Sandbeck states some pretty icky statistics, namely that your kitchen sink has more germs than your toilet! The number one culprit in growing germs: sponges. Sandbeck suggested cutting up a net bag and putting a washcloth in it when you need something "abrasive" for cleaning dishes.

It works! I've used the net both with a washcloth and alone and it works beautifully.

I love the fact that my new scrubby is totally free! Works for me!

2 Thoughts From Others:

Christy said...

I love both ideas - I have my ziploc baggies stuffed in a drawer - this is much tidier.

'Becca said...

I have made the sink scrubbers, but I never thought of using net bags to store my plastic bags! In fact, as I wrote my article about washing plastic bags, I was wishing I had a good way to store them that I could now I've linked to your article at the bottom of mine. Thanks for the idea!

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